Manor house

The chance to own a piece of history led Megan Griffiths (25) to her new home at Manor House at Bournville Park – Crest Nicholson’s latest development in Birmingham. The property is a recreation of the original building that had stood on the site since the mid-1770s, and once belonged to the founder of Cadbury, before it burnt down seven years ago.


Megan recently purchased a one bedroom apartment in the building after moving back in with her parents in Stourbridge to save for her first home. She also took advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme to get onto the property ladder.


Megan comments: “After living with my parents for two years and being rigorous with budgeting, I was able to save over £10,000 towards a deposit, but I wouldn’t have been able to get onto the property ladder without the Help to Buy scheme. The deep history behind Manor House and its connection to the Cadbury family really attracted me to the development. The effort that has gone into creating an exact replica of the original building is incredible, and I love living in a home with such a unique design and traditional feel.”


As a recreation of the original property, the development – which now boasts 26 one, two and three bedroom homes – includes classic features and period elements such as high ceilings, large bay windows and double patio doors, while all apartments boast spacious and flexible layouts.


Megan, who works in financial management, comments: “As soon as I stepped into the apartment it felt right, and I knew I had found the place for me. The size is just perfect. I love the open plan design and the traditional high ceilings and windows which were based on the original building. As I now work from home, extra space is really important to me, and it means I have the room to do my job and relax at the end of the day.”


Located on the edge of the picturesque village of Bournville Park, Manor House is just a 20 minute drive from Central Birmingham, or 25 minutes by bus, ensuring residents are well connected to the city. The M40 is also just 15 minutes away by car, offering quick links for journeys south.


Megan says that finding the right location was essential. “I looked at properties in the city, but they just felt too busy. Bournville Park is ideal for me – I now live in a peaceful environment with a lovely community feel, whilst still being close enough to the city centre.”


Surrounded by open green space and mature parkland, Manor House offers residents a tranquil setting with a range of amenities nearby including a variety of shops, healthcare facilities, pubs and restaurants.

Prices for Manor House at Bournville Park start at £195,000 for a one bedroom apartment, £230,000 for a two bedroom and £295,000 for a three bedroom. The Government backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme and Home Reach, Crest Nicholson’s part buy-part rent scheme, are available on selected properties. To find out more, or to book an appointment to view the development, please call 01217 569 142